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How Alcoholism Can Make Your Blood Pressure Worse

By |2021-03-30T23:18:00+00:00March 30th, 2021|Categories: Alcohol, Recovery|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Scientists are still learning how alcoholism affects heart health and blood pressure. According to a few John Hopkins University studies, moderate alcohol drinking may lead to a lower risk of dying from heart disease. Also, modest amounts of alcohol might help to slightly raise the levels of HDL or “good” cholesterol as per some studies. […]

How Much Does Alcohol Rehab Cost?

By |2021-03-16T18:03:38+00:00March 12th, 2021|Categories: Alcohol, Rehabilitation|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

It is never a good feeling when you, or a loved one, are considering whether or not professional treatment is necessary for an alcohol use disorder or an alcohol addiction.

 

However, the simple fact that there is even a question is a strong indicator that there is possibly a problem and that professional help may be […]

What Happens to Your Brain When You Get Blackout Drunk?

By |2021-03-30T23:19:28+00:00December 6th, 2020|Categories: Alcohol, Mental Health|Tags: , , , , , , |

 

If there is one thing that we can all agree on, it is that 2020 has been a stressful year. Along with the nation battling the surge of cases in the COVID-19 pandemic, is the increased rates of alcohol consumption sweeping across the country. No one could argue against ending a long stressful day […]

Alcoholism is on the Rise During COVID-19

By |2021-01-15T00:49:38+00:00October 20th, 2020|Categories: Alcohol, Depression|Tags: , , , , , , , |

I’m sure the year of 2020 hasn’t turned out quite the way any of us had envisioned it would have in the beginning of the year. Since the arrival of COVID-19 in our country, we have all faced many challenging obstacles. Temporary closures of businesses deemed non-essential, self-isolation, quarantine, and other dramatic changes of […]

Hygiene and Drug Use: Why Does Use Cause a Lack of Care?

By |2021-01-28T20:14:59+00:00September 3rd, 2020|Categories: Drug Abuse|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

It can be very sad when we see a loved one who is putting off their appearance, or is not taking care of themselves, because of drug abuse or drug addiction. If you, or a loved one, need help getting back on the road to a healthy, sober life, then we are here to help! We can answer any questions you may have about the recovery process and would love to teach you the tools to get back on the road to loving yourself again!

The Military and Drug Use

By |2020-09-03T19:31:15+00:00July 24th, 2020|Categories: Drug Abuse, Family, Mental Health|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Besides alcohol, substances like marijuana and cocaine are also common among active duty service members currently in the military, however, due to the fact that testing positive to a random drug test could lead to a dishonorable discharge, many military members develop problems associated with alcohol or prescription painkillers, commonly prescribed due to injuries from combat or carrying and operating heavy equipment. For instance, during the years of 2001 to 2009, the number of painkillers prescribed to the military more than quadrupled, causing a subsequent rise in opioid use disorders as well. In 2017, one in four active-duty members of the United States military received a prescription for opioids.

Colleges and Drugs: What are the Popular Drugs to Look Out for in 2020?

By |2021-02-10T21:46:54+00:00May 6th, 2020|Categories: Alcohol, Drug Abuse, Mental Health|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Due to things like social experimentation, peer pressure, stress and childhood trauma, many college students turn to drugs or alcohol. If you or someone you know may be struggling with a substance use disorder, please do not hesitate to reach out for help! Many have been where you are before and they have gotten the help necessary to get back on track. College is a very rewarding experience, but we also know that it can be very stressful.

Why is Alcohol Harder to Quit than Other Drugs?

By |2021-03-30T23:23:32+00:00December 26th, 2019|Categories: Alcohol, Recovery, Rehabilitation|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

 

 

If you have ever struggled with quitting alcohol and drugs, then you know how difficult it can be, especially around the holidays. Overcoming an addiction and staying sober are essential to leading a healthy and fulfilling life. For those who do not know, addiction is considered to be a disease of the brain […]

Athletes and Drug Abuse: A Disturbing Trend in Modern Sports

By |2020-03-25T19:40:47+00:00June 15th, 2019|Categories: Drug Abuse, Mental Health, Recovery|Tags: , , , , , , , |

 

 

Drug abuse is a common occurrence across all types of sports, at all competitive levels. Besides just performance-enhancing drugs such as steroids and stimulants, many athletes feel compelled to abuse drugs and alcohol for a variety of other reasons. The intense pressure to perform, coupled with a possible underlying mental health disorder can all contribute […]

Binge Drinking in the State of Texas: When Does It Become Too Much?

By |2021-02-02T19:08:32+00:00May 31st, 2019|Categories: Alcohol, Family, Mental Health, Recovery, Rehabilitation|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

At colleges and universities across the United States, the culture of partying and binge drinking is pervasive. When drinking to excess starts to cause a lot of problems in academic areas like grades, attendance and extra curricular activities, maybe it is time to start thinking about your regular consumption of alcoholic beverages. We have all seen this party culture at institutions of higher learning be glorified and glamorized in popular movies, television shows and music. Some say it’s kind of like a rite of passage for young adults. We all know that students want to have a good time while they’re young, but excessive drinking can lead to disastrous, life-altering consequences.

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